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Week In Sports: NFL Playoffs Taking Shape

Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about how the NFL playoffs and which teams looked poised to go all the way.
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Is 'Django Unchained' The 'Blackest Film Ever?'

Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained has sparked controversy about his portrayal of slavery. Also, a dispute continues over whether gun owners names and addresses should be made public. And, what are the most underreported stories of 2012? The Barbershop guys weigh in with host Michel Martin for the last time this year.
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Ski Resort Makes Snow With Treated Wastewater, After A Long Dispute

An Arizona ski resort is making snow for the first time this year, ending more than seven years' worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.
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R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.
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Peace Tops Sporting Wish List For 2013

At Christmastime, it's long been the fashion for sports columnists to write an annual column about what various people in sports want to find under their tree. Let's celebrate some of the peace and good will we'd like to find in sport in the year ahead.
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RFK Stadium Set To Sell Military Bowl Tickets

It's a sure sign of the season... the fifth annual Military Bowl is set for later this week. The RFK Stadium box office will be open Wednesday and Thursday for ticket sales.

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NBA Preview For Christmas Day Action

If it's Christmas Day, that means there is basketball to watch. NPR's Mike Pesca talks to host David Greene about the match-ups the NBA has gift-wrapped for fans this year. One of the featured teams is the Los Angeles Lakers, who were expected to contend for the title this year after some off-season trades. Now they're just hoping to make the playoffs. There will also be a rematch of last season's finals when the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Miami Heat.
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Traded Mets Pitcher Sends Holiday Greetings

Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey captures the spirit of the holidays. The National League Cy Young winner was recently traded to the Toronto Blue Jays after negotiations with the Mets failed. Rather sulk off to the great North, Dickey wrote a holiday card to his fans and team that was published in the New York Daily News.

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